Water on Mars!

NASA confirmed today that so-called “recurring slope lineae” are in fact seasonal flows of briny water! This is a game-changer for exploration of the Red Planet. It relates to Cislunar Explorers because one of our goals is to demonstrate that a water-powered spacecraft is feasible. Then, if future spacecraft could find water in the Solar System, they could gather it up and use it to refuel! Any evidence that points to the abundance of water on other worlds helps make that concept more feasible. Although our spacecraft will not be able to refuel (and will go to the Moon, not Mars) this is still very exciting news.

Recurring Slope Lineae (photo credit: NASA)

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